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Crossings
By toadette
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About this piece
It's that time of the year again.

Dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return.
- Genesis 3:19

Ceci n’est pas une pipe.
- René Magritte

palms tight
like chinese-
eyed slits
squint at symbols
worth their weight
in joss-
gold
unfettered by flame,
ashes curling orange,
then black
returning to dust-
pan
in foreign hands.






July 31, 2011

4 Responses to “Crossings”

  1. Jia

    short and sharp! nice touch at the end. :)

  2. This is really lovely! The image of “ashes curling orange” is so beautiful!

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